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Making Startup Testing Safe, Part 6

Determining the settings on breakers and protective relays is an engineering function.

Sometimes during startup projects, the project manager is operating under the mistaken notion that it’s all about making sure the customer “sees it run.”

Suppose a system won’t run because it doesn’t have power. The project manager looks at the feeder breaker and notices that it has adjustable settings and the settings are near the low end. Hmm. Might that be the problem? The obvious solution is to crank that baby up (all the way?). This is done, and su

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